August 2010

August 30, 2010 2:29 pm

August was a month of high-highs and low-lows.  An insane amount of progress was made on the house.  

We are framed!
8/24 Starting to look like a house
back of house

The kids have been adjusting well to life at the duplex.  They seem to understand that this is temporary and that we will be living at the land soon.  Lyla at 18 months is able to communicate 80% of the time using words to tell us what she wants.  I think having a big brother around to teach her and mimic is helping. She is also already potty training.  I’m not pushing it too much but if she wants to use the big potty, I’ll let her.  

He wouldn't smile for the camera but he'd show me his car.
Playing with my sunglasses

Miles is such a big kid now.  I really enjoy getting to play with him and especially love that he can communicate!  We’ve made a lot of new friends in the Bastrop area and don’t go into Austin nearly as much as I thought we would.  I do miss a few things about Austin (good restaurants, Costco, and Target) but other than that I absolutely LOVE Bastrop and I think the kids do as well.

Sadly on August 15th my wonderful grandmother lost her battle with lung cancer.  

A visit to Paris texas with mema in 6/2009
May 2009 Kisses
May 2009 more visits and great grandbaby cuddles.

She was able to live independently until the last 4 weeks of her life which was such a blessing.  I’m so glad that I was able to be with her when she passed.  While it was an experience I’d rather not have to relive I’m so proud of what an amazing family I have.  Most of us were able to be with her when she passed which was something that was very important to her.  I love you and miss you every day, Mema. 

At the burial...trying to figure out if we should smile.
The cousins gather to honor mema.

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